Biography

Charlotte Hoather is a London based lyric coloratura Soprano. She trained at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Rosa Mannion and coached by Simon Lepper graduating in July 2018 MPerf. Previously, Charlotte studied and gained a First Class Honours Degree in Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she concluded her studies with Judith Howarth.

At the Royal College of Music she was supported by The Kathleen Trust and was an RCM award holder supported by the Charles Jacob Scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Cutlers, the Opperby Stokowski Scholarship, The Josephine Baker Trust,  and a personal award provided to the RCM from Edwin and Hilary Custance Green who have provided her with encouragement, advice and support during her studies.

Charlotte’s 2018 highlights; she toured the role of Uccelina to a Paris tour organised by the Théâtre du Châtelet, and subsequently the Metropolitan Opera in New York for a series of sold-out shows in 2018 and joined the second BambinO crew for a Scottish Highlands tour in the autumn. Charlotte won first prize in the Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July 2018. Performed in the inaugural Waterperry Opera Fesitvals manor house creation of Mansfield Park as Maria Bertram and was Cunegonde in Surrey Opera’s production of Candide and the role of The Plaintiff in the one act Opera Trial by Jury. Charlotte was asked to be guest soloist at Tideswell Remembrance Concert on November 11th and sang in the Rachmaninov recital at Pushkin House in Bloomsbury, London.

2017 Charlotte was involved in creating the role of ‘Uccellina’ in Scottish Opera and Improbable’s  BambinO, written by award-winning composer Lliam Patterson and directed by Phelim McDermott. The opera premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July and then moved on to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, which fully sold out shortly after opening. The opera which was specially created for babies aged 6 – 18 months and returned to Glasgow for the final leg of it’s first tour between 21st October and 5th November 2017. This was followed by her first solo concert performance with an orchestra when she performed “La Dolce Speranza” by Carl Maria von Weber, conducted by Ben Palmer.

Charlotte worked on several Opera scenes during her time at the Royal College of Music:

2018 : ‘The Governess’ from The Turn Of The Screw directed by Stuart Barker , ‘The Controller’ in a scene from Flight directed by William Relton and conducted by Peter Selwyn, and ‘Blanche de la Force’ in a scene from Dialogue Des Carmélites directed by Stuart Barker.

2017 : ‘Flora’ in Britten’s Turn of The Screw directed by Lorenzo Mariani and conducted by Christopher Middleton.  ‘Zerlina’ in Mozart’s Don Giovanni directed by Elaine Kidd and conducted by Natalie Murray Beale.  ‘Aminta’ in Il Re Pastore by Mozart directed by James Bonas and conducted by Christopher Middleton.

2016 got off to a great start, in March Charlotte took on the role of ‘Fiordiligi’ in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in opera scenes for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In April, with her lieder duo partner pianist George Todica she performed at the Leeds Lieder Festival Fringe Concert. In May and June she then performed the role of ‘Jessie Junior’ in Scottish Opera’s touring production of The Little White Town of Never Weary directed by Julie Brown and composed and conducted by Karen MacIver. At the end of June, she performed the role of ‘Zerlina’ in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Opera Britain, directed by Conleth Stanley and conducted by Tom Newall. Charlotte returned to work with Scottish Opera in July, where she performed the role of ‘Jane’ in excerpts from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari composed by Karen MacIver with librettist Allan Dunn at the 32nd ISME World Conference Opening Ceremony at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. In August, Charlotte travelled to Germany to join the Berlin Opera Academy to perform the role of ‘Frasquita’ in their production of Bizet’s Carmen, directed by Gidon Saks and conducted by Peter Leonard.  In September, Charlotte was selected as one of several students from European Conservatoires to take part in a vocal masterclass with W. Stephen Smith,  at the AMUZ centre in Antwerp, Belgium.  Finishing the year with two concerts in Catalonia performing alongside pianist Nestor Bayona , who she worked with during her time in Berlin, at the Auditori Municipal Enric Granados, Lleida and at the Musitekton, Barcelona. On her return in October Charlotte successfully auditioned for The Josephine Baker Trust who work with young singers in the early years of their careers and was the recipient of a bursary from the Kathleen Trust towards the cost of her studies at Royal College of Music, London.

2015 she undertook the role of the ‘First Witch’ in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, conducted by Tim Dean.  In April she performed the role of ‘Eve’ in Jonathan Dove’s The Walk From The Garden directed by Julie Brown and conducted by Christopher Gray which Jonathan Dove attended. In May, Charlotte was selected for a week of intensive masterclasses as part of the International Edvard Grieg Society’s 2015 conference in Bergen, Norway, which culminated with her performing songs from ‘Haugtussa’ at a concert in Grieg’s home in Troldhaugen. In June Charlotte was asked to perform the role of ‘La Zia’ in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for Bowdon Festival Opera, conducted by Tom Newall.  In July she performed at the Greater Manchester Chief Constable’s Charity Ball before traveling to Italy to join Music Academy International. During her time in Italy, she played the ‘2nd Knabe’ in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, directed by Ophelia Wolf and conducted by J David Jackson. Followed by performing the role of a pregnant ‘Novice’ in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, directed by  Patrizia Di Paolo and conducted by Elaine Rinaldi. Charlotte finished her time with Music Academy International playing the role of ‘Gretel’ in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, directed by David Gately and conducted by J. David Jackson.  Finishing 2015 with a performance at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the orchestra of Scottish Opera where she was invited to sing Rossini’s Cat Duet at their Christmas Cracker concert.

Charlotte complimented her love of singing with her second love, Dance. She achieved a BBO grade 7 in Ballet, BBO grade 7 in Tap, IDTA silver award in Ballroom, IDTA Gold award in Latin, IDTA Gold award in Club and achieved an A grade A level in Contemporary dance whilst at school. In Charlotte’s final year as an Undergraduate, she took and passed at the highest grade a RAD advanced ballet module. She also demonstrated her determination to excel when she attained the grade of 2nd Black Belt Dan in Karate, winning several National championships.

1,684 responses to Biography

  1. 

    Thanks for following Envisioning the American Dream- I look forward to reading your posts

  2. 

    I’m listening to some of your performances – amazing voice.

  3. 

    Hi Charlotte, thanks so much for following my blog. You are an extremely talented woman!

  4. 

    Thank you for following my blog. Your blog is outstanding and your voice is beautiful. Great writing on the Winter Solstice. I write children’s fairy tales, and believe in all things unseen. While observing your blog, a new story is developing. It is about a beautiful young singer with a mysterious past, who is actually a princess from a time long ago.
    Have a Happy New Year. May all your dreams come true.

  5. 

    Just saw your performance and I find it amazing! I wish you the best of luck.

  6. 

    Hello Charlotte,
    I started listening to your music when you added me on Google+ last summer.
    I never used to like opera at all and I wanted you to know that I now enjoy it because of your singing!
    You have such a beautiful voice and your singing inspires me to excel at my instrument (piano).
    Thank you!
    -Rebecca

  7. 

    Thank you for dropping by and following Malcolm’s Corner.

  8. 

    Greetings, Charlotte, and thank you for following my blog. I’m honored. It’s such a joy–and an inspiration– to hear of your determination to be a great singer. I wish you the very best.

  9. 

    Hi Charlotte. WordPress somehow lost some of the blogs I follow, so I’m refollowing. Thanks!

  10. 

    The link to the Llangollan performance isn’t working.

  11. 

    Thanks for following my blog! Best of luck to you and your career!

  12. 

    Thanks for following my blog Charlotte, you have an awesome one out here 🙂

  13. 

    Thanks for the follow! I was just thinking about you the other day. When I dropped off the Internet and deleted my old blog I lost all my followers, contacts, etc. One by one I’ve been getting some of them back but I had no idea how to find you. I couldn’t recall how to spell your name!

    Anyway, I hope your singing career has progressed! I will be sure to longer on your blog a bit and see if I can “catch up” with you.

    It is so good to see you!

  14. 

    Thanks for taking a look at my blog. 🙂

  15. 

    Thank you for following my blog!

  16. 

    Many Thanks for following!!

    Be good or don’t get caught!! 😉

    Orlando

  17. 

    Hi Charlotte, thanks for following my blog! All the best 🙂

  18. 

    After writing for and deleting several blogs, now opting for a comment-less and ‘like’-less public journal rather than a blog, I’ve only rarely been able to discover why people decide to follow what I write or ‘like’ it. Sometimes even asking after it has received incredibly aggressive responses. I wondered about why you would follow after it but this about page sums it up nicely at the end. If you find anything I write to be of particular interest feel free to send me an e-mail, listed on my own about page, as it allows for a freer hand in discussion than WordPress’s comment system.

  19. 

    HI

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and following me 🙂

  20. 

    Thanks for the follow, you’re the first opera singer I’ve ever followed, cool!

  21. 

    Thank you for stopping by my blog ! Lovely blog, Gorgeous photos!

  22. 

    You have a fantastic voice, Charlotte, and I can’t see how you could fail at reaching the very top of your profession. Your blog looks amazing, too, and incredibly popular. I’ve just read your last post about the Dickens Museum in London. Wonderful. I’ll hop back and comment on it now. 🙂

  23. 

    No one loves YOU more than Jesus! Google me: jeffreydavidmorris, http://www.jeffreydavidmorris.com

  24. 

    Impressive

  25. 

    Welcome aboard, Charlotte, it’s great to meet you. You’re on such an exciting journey … thank you for introducing us to your blog.
    Best wishes,
    Miles and Pippa

  26. 

    You’re beautiful and you have an amazing voice. I wish you to be healthy so that you can enjoy these wonderful gifts.

  27. 

    Lovely to cross virtual paths with you Charlotte. Thanks for following my blog, now I am following yours. I just might add; “read an opera blog entry daily” to my DIY curriculum at MAWL The Mott Academy of Writing Librettos.

    It’s good to know what the experience of opera singers are. As I write, it’s not only for the composers whom I need to inspire to compose but also for the performers who will take my words and bring them to life. There is much to learn. I like your approach and intend to check back on this web log often.

    May you go from strength to strength.

    MMN aka Opera Abecederian

    • 

      Thank you Marianna, I enjoy working on new compositions I look forward to reading more of your posts as soon as my current exam preparations are over 😊
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  28. 

    Thank you for the follow, Charlotte! Best of luck with your final studies!

  29. 

    Thanks for joining my happy (I hope) band of faves, and every best wish for your journey, Charlotte!

  30. 

    An excellent performance at Walton Hall last night and great to chat to you afterwards as well! Thanks for coming, look forward to seeing you again in the future (maybe in Berlin?!)

  31. 

    Thanks for the follow Charlotte. I’ve never talked to a soprano before! Hope you like my blog 🙂

  32. 

    Hello, Charlotte! You have just started following our blog (thank you), and we are now following your career. Fate—with help from the Web—puts us likeminded music lovers together, yes? … I’m a conservatory grad (piano performance at Oberlin Conservatory and Masters degree from Indiana U), an avid Metropolitan Opera subscriber, Live in HD viewer, Carnegie Hall “great singers” and “Keyboard artists” series subscriber, the list goes on… I’m so very excited to cyber-meet you!! Looking forward to more of your clips, recital and competition plans. Any NYC travel plans? Brava, Jean

    • 

      Lovely to meet you Jean, one of my friends went to Indiana U it’s always nice to knock on cyber doors and meet people you wouldn’t normally bump into. I love serendipity. I would like to sing in NYC I knocked on a few doors so you never know 😊 but no plans so far.
      I’ve a hectic schedule up to the end of this trimester and I like to blog in my relaxing time, keep in touch.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  33. 

    I wanted to stop by and thank you for checking out my blog and then I started looking around and all i can say is WOW! You are one talented lady with a whole lotta drive. Super impressive. Best of luck in all your endeavors. I will look for updates in my reader.

    Best Regards,

    Catrina

  34. 

    Hello Charlotte, It’s lovely to meet you. Thanks for finding my blog and following. Looks like you have another wonderful and challenging year ahead. I’ll be watching your future career, I’m sure you’re heading for even bigger things. Cheerios, CC

  35. 

    Thank you for swinging by the “Ranch” and for the follow. We 💙 visitors, especially those with lovely voices. 🙂

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